I co-hosted a baby shower for my cousin and her fiancé back in November. It was such a fun challenge to come up with the perfect theme because this party was for twins. And it was a gender reveal party. This was a party lover’s dream come true!
I’m cheesy. I can’t help it, so I came up with Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars and chose it because the word TWIN was a part of TWINkle. I liked that I could also use the phrase “how we wonder what you are” since we were finding out if the babies were boys or girls or a combo. And the gender neutral color palette was an easy fit.
I love stars and clouds. The backdrop was something I’ve always wanted to try and was an easy DIY backdrop using honeycomb balls from Target.
Star cupcake toppers took minutes and were a great project for Bodhi and I. I bought the silver star toppers and the cupcake liners from Amazon and my mom brought delicious star cookies from my hometown bakery.
The cake was made by Whole Foods and was delicious!
A s’mores party favor bar felt like a natural element to this party.
The poster backdrops were prints from Costco that were designed by the amazing Shannon of Grace & Guy Paperie.
I’m sad I never got a great photo of our awesome gender reveal pinatas. This was one of the things I was most excited for. I bought pinatas on Amazon. I cut off the tassels they came with. I also cut a hole on the bottom and attached the garland from The Flair Exchange. I didn’t want to beat these pinatas down, but preferred a pull string option. I duct taped the garland in tight and then covered the bottom using the tassels I had cut off. I tested it before putting in all of the candy, confetti, glitter etc… My cousin is a great secret keeper and only told her fiancé and I, so our families were SHOCKED. It made the entire party really fun for me. I was most excited for my aunt and uncle to find out.
Shauna and Maddy over at Confetti Pop have a tutorial for making your own. This is how I came up with the general look of what I did. I just didn’t have the energy to DIY the entire thing so I turned to my friend Carmen at The Flair Exchange for help instead. :)
The mommy and daddy to be arrived a few minutes early for photos. We had a huge party with nearly 70 guests. My house was full, but it worked out really well and was so much fun to host some amazing people.
We also had two tall cocktail tables when you entered our house. There you guessed boys or girls for each jar. Later, we drew a name from each (in the right color) to get a prize winner.
A huge thanks goes out to my aunt Jen and my mom who were excellent co-hosts. My aunt handled the majority of the real food so I could focus on decor, games and dessert. My grandma was also a huge help, as always, cleaning and setting up anything and everything we needed. Thank you!
The girls were born a little over a month ago and we’re so thrilled they are a part of our family.
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